Guide By Your Side (GBYS) was created by Hands & Voices TM. Their parent guides are all parents of a child with hearing loss. The trained guides provide unbiased information about communication options, help families navigate through the system, link families with local and national parent-to-parent resources and assist families with advocating for their child in health care and school settings. Most importantly, GBYS encourages families, offering hope and the tools to fulfill the dreams they have for their children.
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families by providing non-biased information about communication options and access to services and education. They strive to empower deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind children in Washington to reach all of their future goals.